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Rust is a compiled programming language designed for speed, concurrency, and memory safety. Rust programs can run almost anywhere, from low-power embedded devices to web servers.
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About Rust

pub fn hello() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, World!"
}

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. It aims to bring modern language design and an advanced type system to systems programming. Rust does not use a garbage collector, using advanced static analysis to provide deterministic drops instead. It accomplishes this via the concept of ownership.

Rust's core and the standard library are intentionally minimal; batteries are not included. Rustaceans are instead encouraged to add libraries, called crates, to the language by sharing them on crates.io.

Rust is most frequently used for applications where speed, performance and stability are essential. The Awesome Rust list collects examples of Rust projects, which include CLI tools, ORMs, operating systems and games. Regardless of what you build in Rust, it will be fast and memory safe!

The home page for Rust is rust-lang.org. Rust has excellent documentation at rust-lang.org/documentation.html. Newcomers should start with "The Book" located at doc.rust-lang.org/book/.

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What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

Meet the Rust Track mentors

Once you join the Rust language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Matthias Wimmer Matthias' Blog

Using a mixture of C and Rust code at work for bare metal and linux embedded programming since mid 2017. Having done 10+ years of professional Java programming before. Also in love with Clojure, Haskell and functional programming in general.
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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.
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Peter Tillemans https://github.com/ptillemans

I am an electronics engineer and language geek who learned programming on an hp-41 and C-64. Now I do mostly java, javascript, python, rust and haskell. I believe that code should sing its intent so the last row in the hall understands the last syllable.
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Brooks J Rady thelostlambda.xyz

Rust manages to meld low-level programming with high-level abstractions without any of the tradeoffs. Here to help in the inaugural battle against the borrow-checker and to foster the inner Rustacean in all of us.
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Alex Kavanagh https://github.com/ajkavanagh

Rust is a refreshing alternative to C, C++ and golang. I find it elegant, relatively concise and very interesting to use. I've not used in professionally, yet, but have many years of C, JavaScript and Python under my belt.
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Alpha Shuro https://alphashuro.com

Rust empowers developers to write code that is ambitious, fast and correct. Viva Rust!
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 89 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Pascal's Triangle
medium
index optional
vec
math
Bowling
medium
goofy bowling logic
result
struct
Triangle
medium
struct
Sieve
medium
map
vector
while let optional
math
Rotational Cipher
medium
ascii
chars
iterators
primitive types
str vs string
Pig Latin
medium
ascii
regular expressions
strings
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Rust Track maintainers

The Rust Maintainers are the brains behind the Rust Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.
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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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Peter Tseng

"Break glass in case of emergency" maintainer

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